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LO3. Be able to use project management tools

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ASSIGNMENT BRIEF

 

Qualification BTEC Level 5 HND Computing and Systems Development Unit number and

 

title Unit 32: Quality systems in IT Assignment issued Assignment due Assessor name Assignment title Quality in Amazon?s IT System Software Development Aim of the

 

assignment To provide learners with an understanding of the importance of the

 

quality process as applied to IT-related systems development. Specific

 

requirements Amazon Inc. is an American international e- commerce company. It was

 

started by Jeffrey P. Bezos in the year 1994. Today, it is the world largest

 

online retailer. (see Appendix for

 

assessment criteria

 

and grade

 

descriptors) From a simple user?s point of view, Amazon is a Web-based application

 

fulfilling three purposes:

 

1. Find general information about available books

 

2. Check the prices of books

 

3. Purchase books to be sent home

 

Amazon makes use of the latest information technologies to maintain,

 

and develop, its competitiveness including ?big data? and cloud-based ecommerce applications which are web-browser accessible and databasecentred. It develops these in-house using its extensive business analysis

 

and computing expertise in these areas.

 

You have been appointed as a senior systems analyst who also has

 

particular responsibility for ensuring that the company?s IT systems are

 

developed, and evolved, to the highest possible quality standards to

 

ensure their cost-effective development and maintenance. It is also one

 

of your responsibilities to train colleagues in your team about the

 

importance of: quality, FRM03_Assignment brief_14.11.2012 Page 1 quality standards, quality assurance, quality in the development life-cycle, quality control documentation, and The role of project management tools and techniques in the

 

production of high quality IT systems. Task 1 : (LO1: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3)

 

With reference to the web-site development aspect of Amazon?s IT

 

system:

 

a) Define what is meant by quality in terms of the development of a website and explain why a systematic approach to:

 

1) quality assurance, and

 

2) quality control is needed.

 

b) Briefly discuss the various SQA standards that are defined in respect of

 

the development of IT systems

 

c) Briefly discuss the risks associated with the development of an IT

 

system which has a database at its centre.

 

d) Describe the systems development life-cycle (SDLC) as it applies to

 

database development, and then go on to explain how each phase of the

 

life-cycle is quality assured. Include an annotated diagram of the SDLC in

 

your answer.

 

Task 2 (LO2: 2.1)

 

With reference to the web-site development aspect of Amazon?s IT

 

system, produce the following:

 

1) A software test plan (STP)

 

2) A software test description (STD)

 

3) A software test report (STR) FRM03_Assignment brief_14.11.2012 Page 2 Task 3 (LO3: 3.1,3.2)

 

With reference to the web-site development aspect of Amazon?s IT

 

system:

 

a) Explain the importance of project management to the production of

 

high quality IT systems.

 

b) Produce:

 

1) a Work Breakdown Structure,

 

2) a GANTT chart

 

3) a Critical Path Method

 

for Amazon?s web-site development project 1. You should write this assignment in the essay style, although a formal

 

essay structure will not be required. Student guidelines 2. You should use tables, diagrams and figures where appropriate and be

 

sure to give sources of information.

 

3. You should include a list of references to all cited sources using the

 

Harvard referencing system.

 

4. You should use font Calibri size 12 with 1.5 spacing for your report. Submission

 

requirements Besides the soft copy, students are expected to submit hard copy of the

 

report FRM03_Assignment brief_14.11.2012 Page 3 APPENDIX 1: ASSESSMENT CRITERIA AND GRADE DESCRIPTORS Merit grade:

 

Merit descriptors Indicative

 

characteristics M1 Identify and

 

apply strategies to

 

find appropriate

 

solutions 1. Effective

 

judgements have

 

been made. M2 Select/design

 

and apply

 

appropriate

 

methods/techniqu

 

es M3 Present and

 

communicate

 

appropriate

 

findings 2. An effective

 

approach to study

 

and research has

 

been applied

 

1. Relevant theories

 

and techniques

 

have been applied

 

2. The design of

 

methods/techniqu

 

es has been

 

justified

 

1. An appropriate

 

structure and

 

method has been

 

used and technical

 

language has been

 

accurately used to

 

present the

 

findings. Evidence

 

Assessor

 

Achieved Internal

 

(Task number, comments/feedbac (Yes/No) verifier

 

other)

 

k

 

comment

 

s

 

All tasks Task 2 All tasks 2. Communication

 

has taken place in

 

familiar and

 

unfamiliar contexts FRM03_Assignment brief_14.11.2012 Page 4 Distinction grade:

 

Distinction

 

descriptors Indicative

 

characteristics Evidence

 

(Task number,

 

other) D1 Use critical

 

reflection to

 

evaluate own work

 

and justify valid

 

conclusions 1. Conclusions have

 

been arrived at

 

through synthesis

 

of ideas and have

 

been justified All tasks D2 Take

 

responsibility for

 

managing and

 

organising

 

activities 2. The validity of

 

results has been

 

evaluated using

 

defined criteria

 

1. Substantial

 

activities have

 

been planned,

 

managed and

 

organised D3 Demonstrate

 

convergent/lateral

 

/ creative thinking 2. Activities have

 

been managed

 

1. Self-evaluation has

 

taken place Assessor

 

comments/feedba

 

ck Achieved Internal

 

(Yes/No) verifier

 

comment

 

s All tasks All tasks 2. Problems have

 

been solved This brief has been verified as being fit for purpose

 

Internal

 

Verifier 1 Signature Date Internal

 

Verifier 2 Signature Date FRM03_Assignment brief_14.11.2012 Page 5 FRM03_Assignment brief_14.11.2012 Page 6

 


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